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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Novelist
Nation: American
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I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he's talking about.

Tags: Enough, Him, Opinion

If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.

Tags: Religion, True, Truth

The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.

Tags: Indeed, Joke, Mankind

What a man does for pay is of little significance. What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world's beauty, is everything!

Tags: Beauty, Pay, Sensitive

The most merciful thing in the world... is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.

Tags: Human, Merciful, Mind

Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity.

Tags: Feelings, Strong, Together

I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.

Tags: Business, Dreams, Him

We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight.

Tags: After, Cats, Dark

Heaven knows where I'll end up - but it's a safe bet that I'll never be at the top of anything! Nor do I particularly care to be.

Tags: Care, End, Heaven

I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.

Tags: Books, Sleep, Week

The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination.

Tags: Abyss, Black, Process

Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.

Tags: Dreams, Ocean, Time

To the scientist there is the joy in pursuing truth which nearly counteracts the depressing revelations of truth.

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I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me.

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Toil without song is like a weary journey without an end.

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Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.

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But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.

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Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.

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There be those who say that things and places have souls, and there be those who say they have not; I dare not say, myself, but I will tell of The Street.

Tags: Places, Street, Tell

But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false?

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If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the fire of the Elizabethans, the correct taste of the Georgians, and the refinement and pure ideals of the Victorians.

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Often when I meet people and say I'm a designer, they say, 'Oh, a fashion designer.' Which is not a bad thing I suppose, a bit groovy.

Tags: Bad, Fashion, Often

I have to think about the future because, not that I'm bored with it now, but I can't live now, it's not my place to live now. I've got to live ahead of myself.

Tags: Bored, Future, Place

I'm involved in everything from highly progressive lighting systems to airline interiors. In the field of transportation I can go from the micro to the macro: architecture, transportation, industrial product design, right across the board. It's Russian dollism, because they all interrelate: one goes into the other.

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Modern design becomes the eye catcher because it's out of context, it is something newborn and fresh, something people have never seen before. I mean, that in itself is the way we should sort of stimulate the senses of society, this urban condition.

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The world we live in is not purely visual. For me it's totally poly-sensorial so the tactile, sensual aspect of living in the work that I do is brought to the fore.

Tags: Living, Sensual, Work
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You can't buy something which does not exist. In a way, let's make things exist and then judge later. Don't cancel the process of creativity too early; let it flow.

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You have to be ahead of your game, and in industry that is a different condition than in art. If you make things in an intelligent way and then they are replicated, that's a beautiful thing. If you make things in a bad way and they are replicated, the wrong is multiplied.

Tags: Art, Bad, Beautiful